Listening to young people with autism: learning from researcher experiences

Juliet Scott-barrett, Katie Cebula, Lani Florian

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This study explores the opportunities and dilemmas that have been encountered by researchers seeking the views of young people with autism. Twelve researchers were interviewed about their experiences in this field. Through exploration of the complex methodological and ethical issues that they encountered, this study aims to better understand how researchers can improve the way they listen to, and engage with, the views of children and young people with autism. This article discusses four themes that emerged from the interviews: power dynamics; building rapport; communication; and meaningful processes and outputs.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Research & Method in Education
Early online date16 Apr 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Apr 2018


  • autism
  • young people
  • children
  • research methods
  • ethics


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